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City in holding pattern on Mill Village project

City officials are still awaiting the OK from state officials to launch a delayed downtown plan.  Environmental concerns over the installation of a new culvert has delayed the start of the project to revitalize the Mill Village section of Gaffne More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield marks 233rd anniversary of victory

More than 100 Revolutionary War reenactors will bring 18th century military camp to life at The Cow Pens Jan. 17-19

More than 100 reenactors in Revolutionary War period clothing will bring an18th century military camp to life Friday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. More...

Morgan’sVictory March helps celebrate Cowpens’anniversary

Area residents can march back 233 years in history along the same route where Gen. Daniel Morgan gathered his “Flying Army” and planned the pivitol victory at Cowpens on Jan. 18-19. More...

Andrew Connors, aka Gladius, will present library’s first Music Sandwiched-In concert of 2014

The Cherokee County Public Library will present Andrew Connors, aka Gladius, at its first Music Sandwiched In of the 2014 season on Tuesday. Jan. 14, from 12:15-1 p.m in the large conference room. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Matthew Wagner, selfemployed in construction

Matthew Charles Dwain Wagner, 40, of 155 Byars Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.  More...

Alta Thomas

CHESNEE – Alta Mae Durham Thomas, 95, formerly of 763 Pickens St., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Benny R. Wright Sr., retired from Limestone Mills

Benny Raymond Wright Sr., 71, of Gaffney, widower of Wilma Haney Wright, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Mr. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

You know you’ve been inside too long when ...

Cabin fever has been running rampant over at the house for the past few days.  I don’t know who’s getting on whose nerves more but the other day I could have sworn I saw one of the dogs hiding a knife under her bed. More...

THEIR VIEW

Obama’s entitlement opportunity

Most Americans breathed a sigh of relief last month when Congress finally averted another shutdown of the U.S. government. More...

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$70 AN HOUR

GM says new hire will save BPW money

The Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) has contracted with a nurse practitioner who has improved the well-being of its employees and its health care budget.  More...

A crossword in every edition, starting today

Responding to reader requests, The Gaffney Ledger is introducing a new feature beginning with today’s paper.  Crossword puzzles will now be included in each Monday, Wednesday and Friday edition and can be found in our Classifieds section. More...

FOR THE FINAL TIME

Where were you when the (incandescent) lights went out?

The lights have gone out on the incandescent light bulbs commonly used in homes over the past century.  More...

Local News

Demand for winter electric power usage sets new high

The Gaffney Board of Public Works set a new winter peak during the cold snap that has gripped the county for the past few days.  The utility hit its all-time peak for the winter season on Tuesday morning. More...

Magnolias evacuation averted

Repair work allowed a Gaffney assisted living facility to remain open after freezing and busted water pipes threatened a possible evacuation Tuesday.  Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano said water and fire sprinkler service was restored at the Ma More...

‘Hilarity for Charity’ set for Feb. 20

Hilarity for Charity will return to Broad River Electric Auditorium on Thursday, February 20. The fifth annual familyfriendly comedy show will benefit Jerusalem Project Ministries and begin at 7 p.m.  More...

Sports

Peak makes history...

But Generals rule in win over Indians

The big-time players come up big in big games.  That happened for both teams Friday as L.J. More...

Rogers liftsWildcats with last-second hoop

When the Blacksburg boys varsity basketball team needed a hoop, Montavius Rogers delivered.  Rogers, who shared team scoring honors with Daquan McNeil with 15 points, tipped in his own miss with 1.2 seconds left on the clock to propel the Wildca More...

Kaepernick leads San Francisco past Carolina into NFC title game

Colin Kaepernick raced into the end zone, then pretended to rip open his shirt with both hands imitating Cam Newton’s Superman touchdown celebration.  Three years of frustration had come to a head.  “Just a little shoutout,&rdq More...

Letters

Magnolias of Gaffney says thank you

Dear Editor:   More...

Says projects are a waste of money

Dear Editor:   I read in the Friday, Dec. 27, edition of The Gaffney Ledger that the town of Blacksburg is going to refurbish the outdoor basketball court. WHY? More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?